Study Shows Who Pirates Books, Where & How

Inside the mind of a book pirate

Publishers lose more than $300 million in potential revenue to illegal downloads each year, with implications for authors, distributors and consumers who may pay more as a result.

The illicit market has grown due to more available titles, widespread use of tablets and reading devices, and many social media and file sharing platforms. These factors underscore the need for effective content protection services. But, piracy prevention is more difficult than ever due to the variety of outlets and varied motivations of illegal downloaders.

A new Digimarc-sponsored report by Nielsen, a media measurement company, reveals:

  • Who illegally downloads books
  • How they perceive their piracy
  • Where people most frequently pirate books
  • How piracy impacts publishing industry income
  • What makes illegal downloaders weary about theft

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